2,061
Students
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54,932
Avg. Financial Aid
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Admission Difficulty
14
1253/8593
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

Williams College is a Comprehensive institution located in Williamstown, MA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 995 Main Street
Williamstown, MA  01267
United States
Contact Mr. Richard L. Nesbitt
Director of Admission
Email: admission@williams.edu
Phone: 413-597-2211
Fax: 413-597-4052

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,593
Applied
1,253
Accepted
2,061
Enrolled
15%
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Female Admissions

4,538
Females Applied
615
Females Accepted
14%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,055
Males Applied
638
Males Accepted
16%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 7th
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 735 710 780
SAT Math 733 690 790
ACT Composite 33 31 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

55,140
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Fees

310
Full-time student fees
14,500
Room & board
7,350
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

54,932
Avg. Financial Aid Package
56,486
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
62,873
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,012
Avg. Loan Aid
51,773
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,061
Total undergrad students
8%
International Students
86%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.91%
Black or African American 8.23%
White or Caucasian 51.38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 12.66%
Two or more races 5.62%
Other 1.28%

Gender

Male (52.74%)
Female (47.26%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 93%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Mountain Day, Winter Carnival and Claiming Williams

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

364
Total Faculty
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 292
Part-time - 72
Male - 201
Female - 163